Community Benefits

Service-Learning is a venue for Sacramento City College and our students to serve the community directly.

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Explore the connections between subject areas and Sacramento community organizations below.

Discover a connection that inspires you!

Advocacy, Immigration, Oral History Projects, Health And More:

Students  can make an impact when they volunteer in an advocacy organization by reaching out and sharing  skills in creating policy. ACORN (a national advocacy organization with an office in Sacramento), Sacramento Child Abuse Prevention Council, First Five, Friends of the River are examples. Immigration organizations, such as the Sacramento Chinese Center and Asian Resources and Hmong Women’s Heritage, offer the opportunity to help immigrants understand their rights, find resources for living, help with applications and be an advocate. Participating in Oral History projects at Senior Centers allow students to interview an older adult, young adult or any specific target group, to discover the connections between history and biography and other course concepts. If students are interested in health issues, volunteers are needed at Ronald McDonald House, Shriner’s Hospital, and school health clinics.


Social change via business, donation programs through retailers, advocacy campaigns with advocacy organizations, nonprofit work, marketing, programs and fundraising events.

Case Management and Social Services:

Case aides, resource and information development, research, support to nonprofits and social service agencies, case management programs exist in homeless programs, health programs, poverty programs, public social services, with all populations and in many social contexts.

Organizations That Serve Children

Volunteer in a children’s organization and help to support our future generations.  Decide on careers with children?  Be a mentor, tutor, teaching assistant, recreational supervisor, resource developer, event coordinator, fundraiser, and/or assist in special programs for children.  Placements include after school programs such as START and Boys and Girl’s Clubs, programs that focus on families such as Family Resource Centers, Sacramento Children’s Crisis Nursery, Birth and Beyond, WEAVE and many others.


Debate programs, presentations, PSA’s, donation projects, storytelling, speakers bureaus.

Computer Information Science and Graphics Communications:

Web design, technical and design pieces, maintenance for nonprofits; computer training–all skills, all ages, many sites, brochures, flyers, logos, promotional, computer set-up and refurbish, data processing.

Death, Burial and Grief Services:

Hospice programs, Loaves and Fishes Memorial Services, support groups, widowed persons, oral history projects with older adults, older adult activity programs, victims programs.

Dental and Health:

Work in nonprofit dental programs for handicapped, homeless, schools, indian health, healthy start programs, CAPC-abuse programs, doing registrations, histories, screenings, education, assisting in procedures as appropriate, school clinics, blood banks, health fairs, advocacy, infant health, crisis nurseries.

English and ESL:

Writing projects, reading and writing tutoring, poetry and story programs, adult education, immigration programs.

Engineering, Physics and Chemistry:

Tutoring, class experiment presentations, cerebral palsy “Toy Box” adaptive toy assistance, assistance with home construction for Habitat for Humanity, assess damage, repairs etc. for nonprofits—evaluate mechanical and electrical needs, energy audits.


One day or one time fund raisers, clean-ups, special projects, SFBS “Run to Feed the Hungry”, WEAVE “Black and White Ball”, Sacramento Crisis Nursery “Crocker Home Tour” SCUSD school fairs, health clinics.


Create maps as needed for special situations, provide directions for events, create maps for nonprofits.

Human Development:

Tutor beginning readers, oral histories with target populations i.e. teens, homeless, older adults, general tutoring all ages, mentoring with special programs i.e. Sac Chinese Center mentoring program, Mother Baby program, Birth and Beyond, Healthy Start.


Meals on Wheels, older adult nutrition, SAC Greater Grandparents, mother/baby programs, food locker programs, obesity day screening, nonprofit runs and walks.

Poverty Organizations:

Here is an opportunity for students to explore working with people of all ages, from children to older adults.  Work with other volunteers to provide meals, distribute clothing and basic necessities, provide resources for utilities, health services, childcare, housing and develop fundraising events. Special poverty organization programs include art projects for women, Intel computer clubs for kids, mother/baby education and services, homeless services, and activity and lunch programs for older adults. Poverty organizations include Loaves and Fishes, Women’s Empowerment, Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services, Mutual Assistance Network, Salvation Army, and many others.


Support services to mental health programs, independent adult group homes, nonprofits, CON-SERV Self-Help, depression screening, Obesity Day screening, preschool labs/observations research assistants.